Episode 26: Zen Master Tai Chi Roadhousey-Fu

, with special guest:


In this week’s episode, special guest Kelvin Hatle, comedian and erudite thought-leader, returns to the Pleasure Dome to profess his love of so-bad-it’s-good filmmaking. Did Vikings wear bath mats? Does furniture crave fried chicken? Where can you find Patrick Swayze doing a sexy belt dance on roller skates? Find out in this episode!

If you would like to drink along with us, we highly recommend The Gaucho Club’s Oak Cask Malbec. It sustained us in our times of laughter and tears.

Show notes, photos, and oh-so-many links behind the cut!

Bad Movies
Here’s what Melissa and Kelvin looked like during this episode…
Bad Movies 2
…and here’s what Windy looked like.

Movies mentioned:
Dungeons and Dragons
The Apple
Can’t Stop the Music
Skatetown U.S.A.
Roller Boogie
Voyage of the Rock Aliens
KISS Meets Phantom of the Park
Fateful Findings
Double Down
Birdemic: Shock and Terror
Death Bed: The Bed that Eats
Plan 9 from Outer Space
The Beastmaster
Hudson Hawk
Step Up (and sequels)
Beast of Yucca Flats
Tarkan vs. the Vikings
Nothing but Trouble
The Ghastly Love of Johnny X

People mentioned:
Jeremy Irons
The Village People
Steve Guttenberg
Bruce Jenner
Linda Blair
Patrick Swayze
Valerie Walker
Pia Zadora
Jermaine Jackson
Ruth Gordon
Michael Berryman
Neil Breen
Otto Preminger
Jackie Gleason
Carol Channing
Mickey Rooney
Groucho Marx
John Law
Marc Singer
Rip Torn
Tanya Roberts
John Amos
Bruce Willis
Sandra Bernhard
Richard E. Grant
Andie MacDowell
John Boorman
Sean Connery
Tor Johnson
Barry Bostwick
Persis Khambatta
Michael Beck
Sam Elliott

Other things mentioned:
B-Movie Message Board
With Nails, by Richard E. Grant

Links to stuff:

Jermaine Jackson and Pia Zadora signing “When the Rain Begins to Fall”:

The “Hanging Out with My Family” scene (with sound not synched) from Birdemic:

The entire film of Skidoo (and if you want to see Jackie Gleason on an acid trip, skip to 51:40):

Jima on Flickr might actually be responsible for the paper plates mentioned in this episode. Here’s his photo set from B-Fest 2012, which features examples of the plates:

Here’s every face punch from Roadhouse:

And, finally, Michael Kingsley’s link about the Ghastly Love of Johnny X:


  1. Thanks for mentioning THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X—the only sci-fi dark comedy musical romance you need to see this year! 😉

    1. You’re welcome! Glad we could help spread the word!

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